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Asus PB278QR PC Monitor

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27" 80000000:1 643mm Jun 2014
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Asus PB278QR user impressions and quasi review (new for 2015)
Asus PB278QR & PB278Q 2014 Review: Semi-Glosy 2560x1440p Flicker Free AHVA

15 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 52 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC display is 77 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Some Asus PB278 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Aurazor mentioned on Amazon “Images are bright, colours are pure” and rated this PC monitor 5 stars. Azeem wrote in their review on Amazon in November last year “Colours are decent, not as good as I've seen on my Dell Ultrasharps” however despite that they scored the product 2 stars. Last year Christian R wrote “Very good display, great colours”.

Several customers agreed that the product had clear images. Stephen scored it very highly and he wrote on Amazon in November this year “I spend 10 hours a day in front of my computer wirting PHP/JS and the clarity is superb” in his Asus PB278 review.

Several people thought it had a flickering image. Aurazor mentioned in their review on Amazon “I have always been very demanding of my monitors, I am highly sensitive to flicker and colour shades”. Dexter mentioned in his Asus PB278 review “Anything positive? Yes, if I have to say, I love the "Right part" of this screen, great color, vivid, sharp and no flickering”.

One person who purchased the product concluded that it had image ghosting. Cpalmer rated the product as very good and said on Amazon “I've yet to see any noticeable ghosting”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Asus PB278 owners concluded that it was good quality. Guitarist rated this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I just love the quality of the 4K”. Jason France wrote in his Asus PB278 review “Excellent quality monitor”. Strawberry Blonde mentioned on Amazon “A LED-backlit 27” WQHD display that provides 109 pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in high quality 2560 x 1440 visuals thus giving four times the resolution of standard 720p sets”.

Nice Design

Several Asus PB278 owners said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Strawberry Blonde wrote “I have been using for a week now & on receiving the monitor it gives a highly ergonomic & cool design with tilt”.

One Asus PB278 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. G. Woodruff wrote “Crucially it stays flawless then it is an easy 5 star product as the image is beautiful and the response time/lag excellent” but even so they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

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A Top Selling PC Monitor

The PB278 is one the fastest selling LCD screen currently on the market.

Robust

A few customers who reviewed the Asus PB278 said that it was well made. J 'wildfire' Town wrote on Amazon in November last year “Clean looking build, easy'ish setup options”. Mr. S. Henderson said on Amazon “It is working solid” in their review of this PC monitor.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Asus PB278 was easy to damage or scratch. Dexter mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “OK, I've received the replacement today, no scratches, no lines, no dead pixels” however he only scored this PC monitor 1 stars.

One customer who bought it thought it was strong and durable. Strawberry Blonde wrote in their Asus PB278 review on Amazon “It's certainly is impressive, packaged very well & robust” and scored the product very highly.

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Asus PC Displays Have Good Reviews

On average Asus medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all LCD screens built by Asus.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Christian R said in his review “I would like to be able to have more, as I don't use the unchangeable "quickfit" and "input select" features very useful, as I rarely have more than one input”.

Reasonably Priced

A few Asus PB278 owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. In November this year Gary H wrote on Amazon “Great Monitor at a great price, what else could you ask for?”. Gary H also mentioned “Well done ASUS for a really usable monitor at such a great price”. Lesteph wrote on Amazon “Great value alternative to Apple screens”.

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was tight. Gary H said a few weeks ago “Only negative comment is that the inputs are a bit difficult to get to and cables are a tight fit.” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote that this PC monitor was good in terms of connectivity. Strawberry Blonde rated this PC monitor as very good and wrote in their review of the Asus PB278 on Amazon “Features a host of connectivity options that include HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2”.

Easy to Use

Several customers reckoned that this PC monitor was easy to use. A Purchaser mentioned “If I wasn't fortunate enough to have spares to use I would have a useless screen” but despite that they scored the product 20 out of 100. Christian R wrote “The built-in volume control, which is accessible only via the on-screen display controlled by the buttons on the underside of the display, should be done well”. G. Woodruff said on Amazon two years ago “Unfortunately the reliability/quality control is highly dubious” in their Asus PB278 review.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Paul George mentioned “You can mess around & have fun with the settings as I have & love the different features on offer Reading” in his review. One Asus PB278 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble. Strawberry Blonde said in their Asus PB278 review “The monitor stand is solid, easy to assemble (twist and lock)” .

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Asus PB278 owner who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Christian R gave the Asus PB278 a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Asus PB278 on Amazon “Even at 1% it is very loud”.

Good Support

One customer who purchased the product said that it had good technical guidance.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Asus PB278 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the NEC MultiSync EA273[plb_1618349_price] or you might consider a higher scoring flatpanel monitor such as the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], or the Acer B286HK[plb_2551124_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Asus PB278 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the PB278 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Asus PB278 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the PB278 are also not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the VG278[pl_1410103_price], or the VG27AH[pl_1426322_price] both from Asus or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Asus PB278 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Expensive

We think this PC screen looks expensive compared to other PC displays of a comparable type and age. We checked 534 PC displays of a comparable type and age and they range in price from £51 to £5,421.

2 Other reasons to consider the Asus PB278

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the PB278 is £52 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Monitor o przek?tnej 27 cali, rozdzielczo?ci 2560 x 1440 pikseli, jasno?ci 300 cd/m2 i kontra?cie 1000:1 z matryc? typu PLS. Z??cza: 1 x D-Sub, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI, 1 x...

Excellent picture quality pre- and post-calibration
Excellent adjustability
Integrated speaker
The Asus P 278Q offers a sharp extremedefinition screen, rich color, accurate presets, and useful ergonomic options at a good price
The Asus P 278Q offers a sharp extreme-definition screen, rich color, accurate presets, and useful ergonomic options at a good price
Dynamic contrast isnt useful
Menu controls arent great
Occasional backlight flicker
The monitor lacks USB inputs and its swivel mechanism is poorly implemented
A touch pricey
22 January 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 November 2014 by Mtrudo
Mtrudo would recommend the Asus PB278Q (Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor with great features. But unfortunately, i can only give 4 stars because the speakers are REALLY terrible.The rest all works very very nicely. I have this monitor hooked up... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Never Freezes
Versatile
Buttons
Color
Poor Speakers
Horrible Audiospeakers
Pricy
Not fond of the stand
Not that I can think any now
Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Gary h | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Was concerned at first about the light bleed and pixel comments from others, but the monitor i have works to perfection (am i lucky or did ASUS up their QC?). Anyway first class picture and i... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Jonathan Perkins
(Verified Purchase)

Really nice monitor. The colours are bright and rich. I haven't noticed any light bleed or dead pixels. The 1440p resolution is so much better than 1080p for this size panel! It makes the screen... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2016 by Alan M.
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant monitor, recommend highly.

Reviewed 15 June 2016 by Norbert Fuksz | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

It's a bit disappointing i was expecting more from the successor of the great Asus PB278Q however what i got was a monitor that is way worse thant the one it was supposed to replace. I have... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £48.07
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £51.11
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00886227718559, 04053162744998, 04056572597307, 04716659718550, 05054533753068

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